C2 Corvette Body Kits and Pieces for 1963-1967
Award-Winning C2 Corvette Body Kits was a revolution in customizing the 1963-1067 Corvettes. The kits included fiberglass body panels, special taillights, flared wheels, and the list goes on. This allowed the baby boomers to create anything from one-off show stoppers to daily drivers with an edge. Wayne Ellwood shares the history of the C2 Corvette Body Kits.
At the end of this article are links to the series of Corvette Body Kits by generation.
The 1963 Stingray blew the doors off the car design. It was going to be a hard act to follow. But the economy was still slow, and most people were more concerned with their first house, rather than a sports car. As the baby boom babies came of age, however, there was a matching growth in income and a growing interest in lifestyle issues. This resulted in a revolution in customizing for the later years of the C2 era.
Initially, modifications to the new Corvette were limited to smaller items. The three-tail light (California) treatment, flared wheel wells, and variations on the stinger hood are the most common.
Another area where the use of aftermarket parts took off was in the repair business. This is a common theme throughout the history of Corvette. With the heavy and expensive pop-up headlight assemblies, front-end accidents provided an economic door . . . People who were paying for their own repairs suddenly found the style of the fixed headlights to be especially attractive.
~ Wayne Ellwood
The C2 Corvette Body Kits – Custom C2 Corvettes
Another Popular Custom C2 Corvette Body Kit
Custom C2 Corvette for Racing
Are you prepared to tackle your 1963-1967 C2 Corvette? There are an array of parts available to you, from deck lids to bumpers and splash shields. If you want to restore, modify, or customize your classic Corvette, C2 body kits and parts can help you do just that.
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Corvette Body Kits Series by Generations:
- C1 Corvette Body Kits
- C2 Corvette Body Kits
- C3 Corvette Body Kits
- C4 Corvette Body Kits
- C5 Corvette Body Kits
- C6 Corvette Body Kits
- C7 Corvette Body Kits
We are also starting a new series of looking back at the custom Corvettes at SEMA over the years. Our first year in the series in Corvettes at SEMA 2013 Overview and Photos.
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